Make the Right Choice
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. —Deuteronomy 30:19
When I first became a Christian, I decided that I would somehow find a way to live in two worlds. I was planning to hang out with my old friends and still be a Christian. For a time, I felt as though I were in a state of suspended animation. I wasn’t comfortable with my old buddies, but I wasn’t quite comfortable with the Christians, either. So I decided to be Mr. Solo Christian. I even said to my friends, “Don’t worry about me. You’re thinking I will become a fanatic and carry a Bible and say, ‘Praise the Lord.’ It will never happen. I’m going to be cool about this. I won’t embarrass you, but I’m going to believe in God now.”
However, as God became more real to me and I began to follow Him more closely, He changed my life and my outlook, and my priorities began to change.
There are people who will discourage you from growing spiritually. They will say, “I think it’s good that you are a Christian. I go to church too, at Christmas and Easter, and for weddings. But you’re getting a little too fanatical. You actually brought a Bible to work the other day. We were so embarrassed. You’re no fun anymore. We’re glad you have made changes in your life, but don’t become too extreme.” There are people like this who will discourage you.
When this happens, you have the choice to either do what God wants you to do or to go with the flow. Are you going to let people hold you back? Are you going to let people discourage you from wholehearted commitment to Jesus Christ?
This is a good devotional today from Pastor Greg and I really like that he speaks to a strong walk with Jesus Christ and putting Him first place in your life. After what Jesus did in my life I will never be ashamed of him again and I will serve Him all the rest of the days of my life. I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly Day…. God bless you!!! :):):)
TONIGHT I pray that every good thing presently eluding your purpose should flow into you in the name of Jesus! Release for your harvest! May there be a wave of God’s glory and a move of His Presence, Power and Person to hit this earth in an unprecedented way! HE is gracious to you; If you call upon HIM, He will answer you. All you who wait for Him Weep no more. Salvation is here. Cry out to Him for help! HE will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: That HE will guide you. He has gone before you and will make a way where there seems to be none. I pray that you follow Him closely. I pray that as you stay close to Him, you will find that it is In HIS Presence that there is peace and joy!!! Trust in Him, lean on Him, and don’t be afraid of falling, for HE shall always catch you and set you back on your feet. I pray that as You abide under the shadow of HIS wings, that HE will hide you from the enemy. The enemy may look for you, but he will not find you. Stay close to the Holy Spirit. You abide in Him and He will abide in you. NOTHING shall by any means harm you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5RSy4x
My dog practices selective listening. When he doesn’t like what I am saying, he acts as though he doesn’t understand me. If he is in my room at bedtime and I tell him to leave, he looks at me as if to say, “What?” It’s as though his hearing is gone. On the other hand, he can be asleep behind closed doors, and if I go downstairs, open the cupboard, and pull out his leash, he suddenly has supersonic hearing. He is right there at my side. When he likes what I want him to do, my dog hears and obeys me. But when he doesn’t like what I want him to do, my dog doesn’t hear and doesn’t obey.
We can be the same with God. When God tells us to do something we like, we say, “Yes, Lord!” But when He tells us to stop doing something, we say, “God, I think you’re cutting out on me. There’s too much static. I’m not hearing you clearly.”
Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (John 15:14). He didn’t say, “You are My friends if you do the things that you personally agree with.” God has told us in His Word how we are to live. It is not for us to pick and choose sections of the Bible that we like and toss the rest aside.
If God tells you to do something, He says it for good reason, and you need to obey Him. If God says not to do something, He also says it for good reason. Even if you don’t understand it, obey Him.
I really enjoyed this devotional today. It isn’t always easy to listen to the Lord and follow what He wants us to do. But when you look back at your life and all of the stupid things He has saved you from…It’s like Thank you Jesus!!! Hallelujah!!! I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day. God bless you!!! http://dlvr.it/5R4ltd
Tonight I Pray you are constantly aware of HIS great Presence in your life. I pray that you realize that He is the one that directs your steps if you will allow Him to. Hold tightly to His Hand and let Him lead you step by step through life. I pray that you don’t worry about the uncertainty of the future, the secret things of the future belong to the Lord Jesus and as you trust in Him He will take them into His keeping and relieve you of the load that you carry. I pray that you cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you. Whenever you find yourself worrying about what is going to happen in the future, give it all up to Jesus and He will show you step by step the journey ahead. Trust in Him to open the up the way before you as you walk in the light of His great love and unfailing grace. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!!! God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5QvzrC
Tonight I Pray that you have the desire to seek out the Lord and delight in spending time with Him! Realize like Mary did that there is great importance in just sitting at the feet of Jesus. When we wait upon Him, He will lead us where He wants us to be. I pray that you know that you have the Creator of the universe as your Lord and He loves you! What more could you need? I pray that you realize that it is when you are not connecting with Him at a deep level that you have a lack in your life and walk with Him. Our part in this life is to learn to put all of our trust into Him, refusing to worry about anything! I pray that you will forget what is behind you and press on to what is ahead the prize which God has called us heavenward in Jesus Christ!!! Walk In that LIGHT!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5Pz7JV
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done,And Your thoughts toward us;There is none to compare with You.If I would declare and speak of them,They would be too numerous to count. Psalm 40:5
One of the things that I love so much about the Lord is how He thinks about us. It is amazing to me that God is thinking of me. And yet we are told here that His thoughts towards us cannot be counted. God is continually thinking about you, His child.
Psalm 139:17-18 says that God’s thoughts towards us are more than the grains of sand by the seashore. He is the Lord over all creation, yet He is so mindful of each of His creatures. Jesus said that He cares about the hairs of your head and the sparrows that fall (Luke 12:5-6). He is thinking about you now.
Sometimes I think He just wants us to breathe Him in, so that He can bless and restore us. Lift up empty hands of faith to receive His precious Presence. The Light, Life, Joy, and Peace that will flow freely from the Holy Spirit when we turn our focus to Him. Today I am just going to rest in Him and be blessed! I hope the you make the choice to rest in Jesus on this Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!!
TONIGHT I PRAY that you refuse to worry! In this world there’ll always be something enticing you to worry. That is the nature of this fallen world that we live in. Things are not as they should be. So the temptation to be anxious is constantly with you, trying to worm its way into your mind. I pray you realize the best defense is continual communication with the Lord, richly seasoned with Thanksgiving. I pray that you stay aware of HIS PRESENCE, allowing Him to fill your mind with His Light and Peace, leaving no room for fear. I pray this awareness lifts you above your circumstances, enabling you to see problems from HIS perspective. For when you do this with HIM you can keep the wolves of worry at bay. I pray that you never forget WHO lives within you. He can bring order to your day and help you to control your thoughts and actions. You only need to make the choice of how much of Him you want in your day… In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5P2gLB
TONIGHT I PRAY that you will rejoice and be thankful!!! That as you walk with the Lord through this day, practice trusting and thanking Him all along the way. For it is when we trust in Him that His peace will flow into us. Thankfulness lifts you up above your circumstances. I pray you realize that He does His greatest works through people with grateful, trusting hearts. Rather than planning and evaluating, practice trusting and thanking the Lord continually. I pray that as you rest in the Lord Jesus, a shift will take place that will revolutionize your life. Walk in that faith! Walk in that trust!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I love you all! God bless your sweet hearts!!!!♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5NfkDX
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. Ephesians 1:4-6
If you are a Christian; it is because God chose you. Jesus told His disciples, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you” (John 15:16). And for each of us who have received Jesus Christ as our Savior, we discovered that He chose us. This confuses many people because they realize that we have the ability to choose, and that is true. But God who knows all things, knows what we will choose; and He doesn’t pick losers. He picks winners.
You may say, “but that isn’t fair? What if God didn’t choose me?” Have you accepted Jesus Christ? If so, then He chose you. If you haven’t accepted Him, do it and you will find out you were chosen. If you don’t want to accept Him, why do you care if you were chosen or not?
I hope that you will make the choice to put Jesus Christ as the the center of your lives, so that you can walk in His word, His will, and His way for your lives. Take the time to start fresh. Make a commitment to get into the precious Word of God. It could change your life forever! I hope that each and every one of you has a Simply Heavenly weekend. God bless you!!! http://dlvr.it/5NTgx7
Tonight I Pray that you realize that Jesus not only loves you but He likes you! We can take everything to Him in prayer. I pray that you trust Him to meet your needs one day at a time. I pray that you delight yourself in the Lord and rejoice in Him with singing. As you are still in His Presence, listen for His voice and for when you do there is a treasure there just waiting to be found as He pours out His blessings upon you. Rest in the Lord tonight and let your slumber be filled His Peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5NJF73
Anyone who continues to live in Him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know Him or understand who He is. 1 John 3:6
When I first read this verse I was kind of upset. I was thinking to myself, “ how am I going to be able to do this, when I am still in this flesh?” Does this scripture mean that I have to live a perfect life in order to really know God? If this is true then I am sunk!!! But the word here for “sin” is in what is called in the Greek the linear present. What John is telling us here is that you can’t just continue to live an unrepentant lifestyle and still be considered a Christian.
It doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to sin at all. It is that the pattern of our life changes when we truly are born again. We become a new creature “IN” Christ Jesus. We repent of our sin and we have a change of heart. We don’t want to live the same old way. We want to live to please the Lord because we have fallen in love with Him.
Does this mean we are never going to slip up and sin? No, we all make mistakes but the difference is as we walk with the Holy Spirit daily we change. Over time instead of just walking with Him we begin to walk “IN” Him. This is where we begin to see great changes happen, when we begin to feed the Holy Spirit inside of us with the Word of God. When we feed on the Word of God daily we will grow stronger as Christians. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side; it is greener where you water it. I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly Day!!! God bless you!!!
Tonight I pray for those who are suffering and broken. God sees your hurt and pain, and I ask for HIS restoration and peace to be upon you. You can rest knowing that He is working things out for your good! I pray that you put all of your trust in HIM. Allow Him to release His greatness into your life. To Release all of the power of Jesus, I pray for healing and the health of our families and loved ones…I pray that YOU guide us and give us wisdom Lord Jesus…I pray that YOU bless our lives…I pray for YOUR peace and love to cover every one of us…I pray for family problems to be solved and for people to meet their right spouses…I pray for jobs, protection of children, the homeless and the Lost. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!!! God bless you!!! :):) http://dlvr.it/5MNcxz
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